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Re: The World Cup : Sun Nov 13, 2022 1:46 pm  
Samoa were a side that would usually get beaten by tier 1 teams prior to this world cup...tamalolos defection to Tonga was a huge movement for making international RL more competitive
Re: The World Cup : Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:57 pm  
I personally don’t agree with some on here slating Young’s defence. Anyone who has played the game in the back line knows that if there’s a 3 on 2 and your centre jams in, you follow suit. Watching it back. Watkins goes with Young about two steps behind. That indicates Watkins hasn’t let Young know that he’s jamming. Watkins missed the one on one for Lafai’s try, dropped the ball when over the line for a certain try, jammed in, missed the tackle, switched off and jogged for the Ligi Sao try. Insaod before the tournament playing players out of position would be the undoing of England. This was just one instant.

I’m not saying Young wasn’t at fault at all. He dropped a sitter which led to a try.

Radley intercept was a shocker. Could see it coming a mile off especially when Crichton put himself in the line.

Tomkins at fullback was a bad call. Always passed to the winger, never linked out the back very well. Kicking game was good until the semi in which he became remarkable average. But to be fair his positioning was good for receiving kicks.

Williams, Whitehead, Farnworth and Burgess were all class yesterday. Neither of them 3 deserved to lose. Especially Whitehead.

We go again in 3 years!

Should have a permanent 6 nations every year for me:

Australia
NZ
England
Tonga
Samoa
PNG/Fiji/France/Wales/Cook Islands etc to play for the 6th spot.
Re: The World Cup : Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:04 pm  
asmadasa wrote:
There was 28k at Elland Road on a Friday night and it would have been predominantly northerners at the game….if it’d been a Saturday game you could’ve added at least another 5k to that figure in my opinion.


Could have maybe done with one Semi on Sat and one today, but then it cuts down recovery time for the final. I thought Elland Road and the Emirates were good choices of venue.
Re: The World Cup : Sun Nov 13, 2022 3:48 pm  
UllFC wrote:
Could have maybe done with one Semi on Sat and one today, but then it cuts down recovery time for the final. I thought Elland Road and the Emirates were good choices of venue.


Emirates was a great stadium, easy access from kings cross too, wouldn't be a bad place to host the challenge cup final in the future
Re: The World Cup : Sun Nov 13, 2022 10:50 pm  
Do we take losses so badly at international RL as we don't know when the next game will be / there are so few so each defeat seems to matter more? There are 4 England rugby union games that you can book ticket for already but none for rugby league, if we knew what the next game was we could review what went wrong, and what can change, now it's just hypothetical scenarios for our next game as nobody knows what it is / when it will be
Re: The World Cup : Mon Nov 14, 2022 7:30 pm  
Steve0 wrote:
Do we take losses so badly at international RL as we don't know when the next game will be / there are so few so each defeat seems to matter more? There are 4 England rugby union games that you can book ticket for already but none for rugby league, if we knew what the next game was we could review what went wrong, and what can change, now it's just hypothetical scenarios for our next game as nobody knows what it is / when it will be


The lack of a plan is a reuccuring joke. Despite lower than expected sales thousands from Newcastle, Coventry, Middlesbrough, Sheffield and London have attended games this World Cup.

I'd be offering those in the North East who bought WC tickets a cheap Magic Weekend ticket for starters, and if England are playing games at home next year get them announced and offer anyone who bought a WC ticket 'priority' tickets, make people feel they are getting something special.
Re: The World Cup : Mon Nov 14, 2022 9:40 pm  
UllFC wrote:
The lack of a plan is a reuccuring joke. Despite lower than expected sales thousands from Newcastle, Coventry, Middlesbrough, Sheffield and London have attended games this World Cup.

I'd be offering those in the North East who bought WC tickets a cheap Magic Weekend ticket for starters, and if England are playing games at home next year get them announced and offer anyone who bought a WC ticket 'priority' tickets, make people feel they are getting something special.


If the marketing department had anything about them, they'd have been handing out flyers as fans left the Emirates on Saturday for next year's challenge cup final as well
Re: The World Cup : Wed Nov 16, 2022 11:03 am  
Steve0 wrote:
UllFC wrote:
The lack of a plan is a reuccuring joke. Despite lower than expected sales thousands from Newcastle, Coventry, Middlesbrough, Sheffield and London have attended games this World Cup.

I'd be offering those in the North East who bought WC tickets a cheap Magic Weekend ticket for starters, and if England are playing games at home next year get them announced and offer anyone who bought a WC ticket 'priority' tickets, make people feel they are getting something special.


If the marketing department had anything about them, they'd have been handing out flyers as fans left the Emirates on Saturday for next year's challenge cup final as well


But that would mean they'd have to have a modicum of common sense and forward thinking
Re: The World Cup : Wed Nov 16, 2022 12:04 pm  
Steve0 wrote:
Samoa were a side that would usually get beaten by tier 1 teams prior to this world cup...tamalolos defection to Tonga was a huge movement for making international RL more competitive



Popular opinion in Australia is that the SOO rules need changing so that players can't pick a Tier 2 nation over Australia and still take part.

If Samoa were to win on Saturday that would definitely happen and you'll never see a Tier 2 nation in a final again.
Re: The World Cup : Wed Nov 16, 2022 1:31 pm  
Bloody Aussies.
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